Online M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

Build on your knowledge for your teaching practice and for instructional leadership roles. Finish in as few as 12 months, 100% online. No GRE required.

Enhance Your Impact on Young Children

This program is focused on the teaching and learning of young children (birth to age 8) in diverse, inclusive early care and educational settings. It’s intended for educators—licensed or unlicensed—looking to take on instructional leadership roles in the field and to apply theoretical and research knowledge to their teaching practice.

What can you do with this degree? There’s a high demand for instructional leaders in early childhood education, and job opportunities are available across settings that provide care for young children. There are also several other opportunities.

  • Children’s literature/publishing

  • Curriculum design and development

  • Children’s museums and community-based educational programming

  • Children’s entertainment industries (television, theater, toy design)

  • Health and human services/early intervention

  • Early childhood education advocacy

A bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

Get Started

Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Designed for working teachers and/or professionals who care for/about young children
  • May be completed in as few as 12 months
  • Program curriculum approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Non-thesis master’s degree
  • No GRE required
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $480.90/credit hour (in-state students) or $575/credit hour (out-of-state students)

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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